The Davidson Interpretive Center

 

5638 Lower Valley Pike, Springfield, Ohio
The Clark County Park District Headquarters is located at The Davidson Interpretive Center
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Open Monday through Friday 8:30 am-4:30 pm or by appointment.
For more information call the Park District at 937-882-6000 or email info@clarkcountyparks.org

 

The Davidson Interpretive Center is a free historical education center owned and operated by the Clark County Park District. Stop by for a visit today… spot a Shawnee warrior in full garb, take a walk around the site of the 1780 Battle of Peckuwe, the largest battle of the American Revolution west of the Allegheny Mountains, or bring a group of friends for a fun themed program.

The Interpretive Center sits on what was once a large settlement of Shawnee Indians, allies of British troops during the Revolutionary war. The Peckuwe Village was a central base during the British and Indian raids, making it a high priority target for American Colonel George Rogers Clark.

In 1780, Clark attacked the Peckuwe Village along with the British stockade and blockhouse. The battle was one of the largest of the American Revolution west of the Allegheny Mountains, and led to the opening of the Northwest Territory. Shawnee and British inhabitants were driven out of the area, making way for colonial settlements. The Center invites you to celebrate this piece of American history.

 

Fireside History Chats:

Join the Clark County Park District for a unique opportunity to discover the past through theatrical plays, special presentations and costumed re-enactments. Fireside History Chats are held the second Tuesday of each month from September through March, at 7:00 p.m. at the Interpretive Center.

 

Educational Programs:

The Davidson Interpretive Center is a great location for class trips. Interactive student programs can be tailored for any all ages and sizes of groups. Please call 937-882-6000 to discussion program information opportunities.

 

Plan the Perfect Event:

The Center also offers an affordable spacious conference room for business meetings and receptions. Make an impact with your guests by hosting an event on our patio overlooking the battlefield or by the fireplace among our exhibits.